Come on board!
When you complete the official sailing training, e.g. for the Yachtmaster, you will find out that you will be insufficiently prepared to sail alone. Usually one goes with several fellow sailors for one week on a sailing yacht and on the last day you take the exam. All manoeuvres, be they tacks and gybes, but also harbour manoeuvres are mastered with a large crew. You have a foresheet, someone to hold a lookout and each line has its own crew member. You are at the captain, giving the appropriate commands and if you have a good crew together, the sailing is really fun.
If you later find yourself on a charter yacht as a couple and the fellow sailor has little or no idea, you quickly realize that it makes a huge difference whether you have to move a boat with 8 people or alone. Therefore I regularly give interested fellow sailors the possibility to come on board some days to practice "alone sailing". The main goal is to master the common sailing manoeuvres alone, but also to master other skills which as a single-handed sailor are particularly important:
- Tacking and Gybing
- Special safety precautions as single-handed sailor
- Lookout and sleep management
- Interpretation of the radar
- Collision Avoidance
The trips start in L'Estartit in the north-east of Spain. Arrival is usually on Sunday, depending on weather conditions and experience we plan the trip and are on the road for four days from Monday to Thursday. Return journey from Friday. If you are interested in taking part in a trip, send your e-mail address to mail (at) solosailor.eu and you will receive a message from me as soon as a departure date is fixed. The booking will then be made via the portal Sailsquare. This is not a commercial offer! The fellow sailors (max. two persons) pay their share of the cost price. This includes boat, mooring fees, water, electricity, accident insurance, final cleaning, etc. Please understand that only sailors with a sports boat licence can participate. Before that the instruction in one-handed sailing does not make sense. You are welcome to bring your personal equipment such as a life jacket.
ATTENTION SAILING SCHOOLS:
Expand your offer! You are welcome to "rent" me for advanced training. Contact me under mail (at) solosailor.eu.
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